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11-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Last week I did a high volume day. Got 250 liederman pushups during the day. I have a question about form. How low should I go, how far back up, and are the push ups to be done in a sprint fashion, or regular pace?

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11-08-2010, 12:32 PM
Hi tomman

When i do Liederman Pushups i usually go down until my chest almost touches the floor and then come up to full extension, by full extension i mean that i still keep my elbows soft, i.e. a slight bend in the elbow.

When i am doing my normal workout i do them at a normal pace. Now iam doing the 10,000 pushups in month, they are done in a sprint fashion with minimum rest.

Hope this helps, and keep us posted.

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11-12-2010, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the input. I decieded every thursday is high volume day. Working to get my numbers up. Yesterday I did 400. Felt really good. I reflected on my first attempt and put my arms a little further apart. I also varied the speed and range of motion as suggested at the top of the movement. Had a huge pump all day. Loved it! Chest not too sore today, but my lats sure are! I am trying to get some other guys at work to make thursdays push up day, a contest of sorts to keep us motivated.

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11-13-2010, 10:11 AM
Hello all the Pushers here!

I read an interview about Rolf Heck from germany who get diverse records with push-ups.

He hit 1637 in an hour under notarial superintendence -
In a sport meeting contest he competed against three gymnasts.
Who hit more push-ups in 20 minutes.

Mr. Heck alone on the one side and the number of push-ups of all 3
gymnasts altogether on the other side.

Heck had outgun the gymnasts!
the well-trained men had 1073
Mr. Heck reached 1110 push-ups.

I'm interested how those record-pushers train??
Do the full-range push-ups? Or partials?
What's about speed and volume?

Aren't that admirable feats of strenght too?!
To lift granite boulders and pull trucks is awesome, yes.
BUT to push oneself to great numbers of bodyweight push-ups what
doubtlessly ask for strenght, endurance, will power and determination -
is really an admirable feat!!

You don't have to be great to start,
but you have to start to be great!
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